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‘My life fell apart. Are you happy now?’: an interview with Laura Lexx

Double, Oliver (2022) ‘My life fell apart. Are you happy now?’: an interview with Laura Lexx. Comedy Studies, 14 (1). pp. 133-140. ISSN 2040-610X. E-ISSN 2040-6118. (doi:10.1080/2040610X.2023.2149378) (KAR id:100581)


Laura Lexx started performing stand-up whilst studying drama at the University of Kent and has gone on pursue an eclectically successful career. Highlights include her masterful response to sexist male heckler at Komedia in Brighton in 2016 being written up by the Evening Standard, the Huffington Post, and the Daily Mail; an appearance in the BBC’s Live at the Apollo Christmas special in 2018; and her first book, Klopp Actually: (Imaginary) Life with Football's Most Sensible Heartthrob being published in 2020 after her idiosyncratic tweet about the Liverpool manager went viral. Lexx has produced four full-length Edinburgh Fringe shows to date: Lovely (2015); Tyrannosaurus Lexx (2016); Trying (2018); and Knee Jerk (2019). The third of these, Trying, concerned the experience of suffering from depression after trying for a baby, and received glowing reviews. The Telegraph’s Dominic Cavendish wrote, ‘Lexx brings such effervescent delight to her tale of hopes dashed that she's produced a show that somehow throws you up in the air, inducing giggling delight, at the same time as it delivers a lurch to the stomach.’ On 12 August 2020, Oliver Double interviewed Laura Lexx via Zoom about the process of turning traumatic personal experience into a full-length stand-up comedy show.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/2040610X.2023.2149378
Uncontrolled keywords: stand up; comedy; comedians
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1969.C65 Comedy acts. Stand-up comedy
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The theatre
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Oliver Double
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2023 11:47 UTC
Last Modified: 30 May 2024 23:00 UTC
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